Product portfolio design for component reuse

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In order to make product take-back a viable end-of-use alternative, long-range product planning needs to be incorporated in the early design stages. Furthermore, meeting the opposing demands of different market segments requires development of a long-range plan for a portfolio of products based on market segmentation rather than a single product. Analyzing a portfolio of products creates opportunities for the design engineer to distribute the cost, reliability, and environmental impacts of component re-use and recycle in such a way that the end result is higher customer satisfaction than designing one product for all customer groups. This paper develops a model for incorporating long-range planning for component reuse in product portfolio design. A decision tool aids in determining when a product should be taken back and which product components should be re-used, recycled, or disposed of. A hypothetical case study demonstrates the implementation of this model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2000
Event2000 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 8 2000Oct 10 2000


Other2000 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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